How To Deep Fry Pork Chops At Home! [Easy Guide]

Author: Chester P. Rector
January 10, 2024

Deep frying is one of the dry heating methods of cooking.  It is the process of totally submerging food in hot oil. To achieve the desired result – a golden brown texture – with this kind of cooking, the temperature of the oil may be as high as 400OF.

Many foods can be deep-fried, but the goal of this article is to teach you how to deep-fry pork chops. The advantages Deep Frying has over other forms of cooking are numerous: it is a relatively faster way of cooking, it improves the taste of food, and deep-fried food is less greasy and doesn't lose shape. Breading or batter used while cooking prevents the absorbing of excess oil.

Before you prepare your pork, understand that pork has a naturally mild flavor, you can cook it in a lot of ways and still have delicious results. However, no matter the method you want to use, there are still some basic rules to follow.

  1. Check for the doneness of the pork using an instant-read thermometer. Look towards having an internal temperature, not less than 1450F. The time frame for cooking your pork depends on the thickness of your chops.
  2. Add a lot of seasoning to your pork. Some cook says you shouldn't add salt to port because it is already salty. But a pinch of salt won't be too bad. Cook a pound of pork for one hour.
  3. Wait for about 10 minutes after cooking before you start eating your pork. 

How do you get breading to stick to pork chops?

How Do You Get Breading To Stick To Pork Chops?
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To make your breadcrumbs stick to your pork, here is how to go about it.

Dip each pork into the egg mixture, then put it into a breadcrumb mixture. Turn in gently for crumbs to cover the pork evenly.

You can then place coated chops on prepared cooling racks, ready to be fried.

Deep-fried breaded pork chops recipe

Deep-Fried Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
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The things listed below are what you need to make crispy deep-fried breaded pork chops.


  • Two eggs
  • Three-piece pork chops
  • One tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-4 cups cooking


  1. Rub a mixture of the salt and pepper over the pork chops and wait for 10 minutes.
  2. Put sufficient cooking oil into the fryer and then apply heat.
  3. Mix the flour and cornstarch.
  4. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat until it comes smooth.
  5. Take a piece of the pork and roll it in flour mixture, then dip completely in the egg mixture. Remove it and dip into the flour again.
  6. Gently put the coated pork into the fryer and allow it to cook for up to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fryer and use to a paper towel to dry.
  8. Gently put the pork into in plate.
  9. Serve and enjoy your Deep-fried pork chops.

Pan-fried pork chops recipe

Pan-fried pork chops recipe
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  • Two pork chop
  • 0.5 cup kosher salt
  • 0.25 cup dark brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Four fresh spring thyme
  • 3 cups room-temperature water
  • Two cloves garlic, peeled and smashed


  1. Tenderize the pork with a fork. When you are doing this, place the pork on a large plate. Ensure you tenderize it all over.
  2. Put the salt, water, and brown sugar in a gallon zip-top bag. Put the pork in the bag. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  3. Pat dry with paper towels after you have removed from the pork the brine.
  4. Cook the pork chops for one minute on each side until they begin to show brown and release fat into the pan.
  5. Reduce the heat a bit. Cook for some minutes more, turn gently until the heat reaches every part of the pork.
  6. Take the pan away from the heat, then add thyme, butter, and garlic. Spread the butter over the pork and cook till it reaches 145oF for 7 minutes.
  7. Take the pork chops from the butter, slice it, and serve with butter sauce.

How long to deep fry pork chops?

How Long To Deep Fry Pork Chops?
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When you have added all ingredients, you need to know the right temperature to fry your pork chops and for how long.  Once you fry your seasoned pork for 15 minutes, it is ready to be eaten.

Read Another Post: How To Pan-Fry Chicken Thighs! Specie And Juicy [Easy Guide]

How do you know when pork chops are done frying?

When your pork chops are golden brown on all sides, it is ready. You can also use a meat temperature to measure the internal temperature of the meat. Once it reads 145 degrees, your stop frying.

Extra pork chop frying tips

Extra pork chop frying tips
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You can use pork loin chops instead of bone-in chops

Serve your pork with a refreshing fruit salad to have maximum enjoyment.

Adding extra barbecue sauce thickens the sauce and makes spooning of pork easy.

Tips and Tricks

  • Purchase pork chops which are around 1‒1½ inches thick. Too thin or too thick cannot ensure even cooking.
  • Take permission from the butcher to test the smell of the meat. Pork may be little sticky or tacky, and this is okay. The smell of the meat must be good.
  • Trim a small of the thicker fat off. Please do not get very carried away.
  • As the flour mixtures may not sticking to the pork chops, use some lemon juice to make it wet prior you dredge them in flour.
  • At the time of frying on the stove be careful, the oil is not inflammable or very hot.
  • Wait up to four minutes prior to eat them

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How to Deep Fry Pork Chops FAQs

1. How long does it take to deep fry a slice of pork?

You should fry your pork until it turns golden brown. But frying up to 5 minutes is okay. The number of pork you are cooking matter and the oil temperature also determines the frying time. When you are done. Drain with a paper towel.

2. How do I know when my pork chops are done?

Once you see golden brown color on all sides. The fried pork is ready. You can also use a meat thermometer to check the meat temperature, and once it reads 145oF, your meat is done.

3. Do I need to flip pork chops? 

If you used a sheet pan with a rack, you don't need to be flipping chops during the baking process. Wait for up to 10 min before serving chops.

4. Why are my pork chops tough when I eat them?  

Pork is tough when they are overcooked. Cooking your pork longer than expected makes it chewy, sturdy, and less than appealing.  

5. My pork looks grey. Why?

Grey pork means that your meat is oxidized, and the juice has been broken down. If the pork has sticky feelings or 'off' smell, stay away from the beef.


Deep-fried breaded pork chop is of one the sweetest delicacy you can ever have. Pork has a naturally mild flavor; you don't need to add heavy seasoning to have delicious results.

Don't forget that pork is usually salty, so don't add to much salt. Adding breading to pork chops gives you a juicy and crispy chop. You can make different varieties of chops with breaded chops. It depends on how you want it. Having your pork chops with refreshing fruit isn't a bad idea.

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